Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that over the next few months, we will be welcoming three new pupils to the team.
Our three successful new pupils are Maisie Carter, Bella Tait, and Adam Singh Hayer all of whom have a wide range of experience and expertise across the family law sector.
With over 120 aspiring Barristers applying for this round of pupillage, Lisa Edmunds, CEO and Senior Consultant Barrister commented that;
‘We were quite literally blown away with the overall standard of applications and the quality of young aspiring Barristers we interviewed was breathtaking. In this round, we are delighted that Maisie, Bella, and Adam have accepted Pupillage and we look forward to taking on another “Next Gen” set of aspiring Barristers in our next round of Pupillage in 2023.’
Unit Chambers’ approach to pupillage has been widely praised with one unsuccessful participant describing the process as, ‘cool, fun and a breath of fresh air.’ Candidates also praised Unit’s approach to customer service with one of the aspiring Barristers noting, ‘I was expecting stuffy and old school with no or little feedback – instead I got a very personal touch throughout. Eve, Lisa, Kerri, Clare and Roger were amazing, especially with the personal calls throughout the process. Although they called me and told me I hadn’t been successful on this occasion, I felt positive and gained great feedback as to how I can grow and develop further in order to achieve my dreams of one day becoming a Barrister.’
Thank you for the great feedback everyone and we hope you will get behind and support Maisie, Bella and Adam, we can’t wait for them to officially be part of the Unit Chambers family!
Maisie Carter will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Maisie will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and will bring a fresh perspective as well as a wide range of experience in all aspects of family law. She will join Unit Chambers on September 19th 2022.
Maisie graduated from the University of Leicester in 2021 with a first class honours degree in LLB Law with Criminology, where she achieved the best overall degree performance in her cohort. She was awarded two prizes for her performance in family law, namely the Clare Nicholson Memorial Prize and the Fiona Moore Prize, awarded for best examination and overall performance in the module.
Maisie was awarded an Exhibition Scholarship by Inner Temple in 2021 and is currently completing her BPC LLM at the University of Law in Birmingham. As part of her Masters, Maisie has supported clients in cases pertaining to Child Arrangement Orders and matrimonial finances. She is also a Volunteer Case Worker at the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
Outside of work, Maisie loves cooking and preparing new recipes, keeping fit and travelling. Maisie also has a keen interest in fashion.
Bella Tait will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Bella is a familiar and friendly face across the North West family law scene and is currently a Family Law Paralegal at NYAS, having previously volunteered at the Greater Manchester Law Centre and worked as a teacher. She will join Unit Chambers on September 19th 2022.
Bella graduated with an MA in Italian and Politics as well as an MSc in Childhood Studies (merit) from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. She then went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) in 2019 and her Bar Professional Training Course in 2020 from Manchester Metropolitan University. She was also awarded an Inner Temple Scholarship as well as being awarded the Top MMU Student Scholarship in 2020. Alongside her Paralegal role at NYAS, Bella also works as an advocate for children and young people in the care system, children in need and care-leavers.
Outside of work, Bella competes in sport at a high level and has represented England in Basketball, and Great Britain in Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. She is currently the no 2 highest ranked woman in the UK at Disc Golf. In her spare time, she also enjoys hiking, cold water swimming, and baking bread.
Adam Singh Hayer will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Adam will be a key addition to the team and is currently working at Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors in Manchester. He will join Unit Chambers on 5th December 2022.
Adam graduated with an LLB from Liverpool John Moores University in 2016 and was called to the Bar in 2018 by Gray’s Inn having studied the Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Adam was recipient of the LJMU community Excellence Scholarship in 2016 and subsequently went on to qualify as a Civil-Commercial Mediator. He has also spent time marshalling in the Family Division of the High Court and the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal.
Outside of work Adam is an enthusiastic runner and also enjoys going to live music concerts and the theatre with family and friends. He’s also a regular visitor to Old Trafford where he enjoys watching his team Manchester United in action.